Graduate is CEO of the Year

Karl Redenbach (BA 1999, LLB 2000), head of a global technology company LiveTiles, has been named 2014 CEO of the Year by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The award,...

Karl Redenbach (BA 1999, LLB 2000), head of a global technology company LiveTiles, has been named 2014 CEO of the Year by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

The award, announced at the AHRI annual dinner in December, recognises the CEO who has most convincingly achieved success for their business through best practice people management.

Mr Redenbach’s award highlighted his leadership style saying he “breaks the CEO mould by being accessible, inspiring and bringing an energy that moves others out of their comfort zone and into a place where they can really excel. Renowned for his generosity, community involvement and willingness to invest in his employees, Karl earns the respect of all he meets.”

After graduating from Monash, Mr Redenbach worked as a musician and publicist and led a publishing company with his brother before working as a lawyer for Insurance Australia Group.

In 2002 at the age of 25 he branched into the IT sector, co-founding technology company nSynergy. From humble beginnings in Melbourne, nSynergy soon became a world leader in developing modern, people-centric business solutions and is now an award-winning Microsoft partner, operating in 11 locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

In 2012 Mr Redenbach moved his young family to New York to tackle the US market and is now heading up a new products company that has been born from nSynergy, called LiveTiles. Since launching in October 2013, LiveTiles has been installed for some of the world’s largest brands including Nike, Siemens and Best Buy and has recently announced it is to receive $2.5 million in investment funding from cloud licensing provider, Rhipe (formerly New Lease).

On receiving the award, Mr Redenbach said he was incredibly lucky to work with an amazing team and business partner. “This award is for the entire team who show unbelievable passion every day and hold our company values in the highest regard,” Mr Redenbach said.

“Being a successful business today is not just about finding the best people, its having them work collaboratively in an agile and flexible manner.

“Our business is based on inclusion and diversity with our operations spread across China, UK, USA and Australia. Having a culture that is team orientated and collaborative across these time zones has been critical to our success.”

In 2014 Mr Redenbach accepted Monash University’s invitation to join the new Monash US Leadership Group.